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Graves' Disease Update

This morning I had my second meeting with the endocrinologist. In a few weeks I will be getting my thyroid ablated with radioactive iodine.

I am exhausted today but I'll be okay again once I get a couple of good nights sleep. I was up late Saturday night with a Halloween party and then last night lost some sleep as I was obsessing about the possibility of communicating with my daughter. My heartrate was higher at the endocrinologist's. I think it was due to that. It's an hour's drive to the doc and then back.

The doctor confirmed that it is definitely Graves' Disease.

I haven't felt depressed at all since beginning treatment for this. I believe that the GD may have started last winter. I thought it was depression and went to our general practitioner to get an antidepressant. I had a lot to do and had people depending on me to get this work done but I was having a hard time getting going in the morning. I could hardly manage to get my laundry done. I thought it was depression. The G.P. didn't have any blood work done and just wrote out a script. And then another one in July when the first one wasn't working. Which resulted in a bad reaction and the discovery of the thyroid problem.

So that's where I'm at. I need a nap. Definitely need a nap.

Snicks

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